MLB baseball betting players looking for an easy game to bet on this evening need look no further than tonight’s Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees matchup. The Yanks are having a highly successful season but the opposite can be said about the Rangers. Ultimately, this game should be fairly easy to predict. Let’s check on tonight’s online betting odds to see where the best value lies.
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees – Thursday, August 9th
Series: Game 1
When: 7:05 pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Stream: Watch ESPN
MLB Baseball Betting Odds:
|Rangers||+1½ (EV)||9½ (-110)||+192|
|Yankees||-1½ (-120)||9½ (-110)||-212|
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The Rangers enter this evening’s matchup with a 51-65 record that ranks them 5th in the AL West. Sitting at the bottom of the division, the Rangers are well aware that this season is not going the way they hoped. And since they’re 22 ½ games behind the division leading Houston Astros, it doesn’t look like Texas will be making a push for the postseason any time soon. However, since they enter tonight’s matchup riding a 2-game winning streak, they might be able to give New York a hard time. Ariel Jurado will get the start from Texas this evening. he is 2-1 this season and will be vying to improve on his 4.02 ERA and his 1.21 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Nomar Mazara (15 HR, 58 RBI, .272 BA), Shin-Soo Choo (20 HR, 54 RBI, .270 BA), and Jurickson Profar (12 HR, 61 RBI, .252 BA).
New York Yankees
The Yanks slide into this Thursday night matchup sporting a 71-42 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL East. Currently 9-games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox, it’s clear New York is starting to fall behind their rivals. But since New York recently bounced back from their 5-game losing streak by sweeping the White Sox in a 3-game series, it’s looking like the Yankees have gotten right back on the horse. Granted, they’ll need something bigger than a 3-game winning streak to catch the Red Sox. But luckily for the Yankees, they just got paired against the worst team in the AL West. To keep the winning streak alive, New York will be starting JA Happ this evening. Happ is 11-6 on the year and has a 4.05 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP to his name.
Players to Watch: Miguel Andujar (15 HR, 50 RBI, .289 BA), Aaron Judge (26 HR, 61 RBI, .285 BA), and Giancarlo Stanton (27 HR, 73 RBI, .279 BA).
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees Betting Predictions
- Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
- Texas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
- NY Yankees is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Texas
- NY Yankees is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet MLB games online take in this Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees matchup? All in all, it’s best to stick with the home team here. They’ll have the advantage and are coming in with more momentum. Not to mention they’re much better statistical team. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 6-2 New York.